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European cable operators to accelerate growth

According to consultancy firm Solon Management, executives from leading European cable operators expect an accelerated growth rate, forecasting a revenue increase of 6 per cent per year until 2016. The 6th Solon Survey of European Cable Communication, underlines the ongoing success of the cable industry. The survey also reveals that they foresee a further increase in profitability: EBITDA margin is […]

Virgin, BlackArrow tailored ad solutions

UK quad-play operator Virgin Media has partnered with TV advertising and data solutions specialist BlackArrow to introduce advanced digital capabilities that support the advertising needs of brands and broadcasters. BlackArrow provides a host of multi-screen and cross-platform advertising solutions which will enhance Virgin Media’s on demand TV platform and Virgin TV Anywhere, the operator’s TV on the go service. The […]

Altice in exclusive Portugal Telecom negotiations

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Multinational cable and telecommunications company Altice has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Oi to agree the purchase of the Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom. Altice’s fully-financed, binding offer values Portugal Telecom at an enterprise value of €7.4 billion on a cash and debt-free free basis which includes €500 million consideration related to the future revenue generation of Portugal Telecom. […]

Pace DOCSIS 3 gets ENERGY STAR

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Pace has announced that its D5001 ‘Ultra’ DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Gateway has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR. The device is the first DOCSIS 3.0 modem to receive an ENERGY STAR certification in the category for Small Network Equipment (SNE). The Pace D5001 Ultra Gateway uses 24 bonded DOCSIS channels to deliver a new generation of high-speed […]

SFR-Numericable deal closes

Multinational cable and telecommunications company Altice and French cable MSO Numericable Group have confirmed the closing of the transaction to combine mobile operator SFR and Numericable. Vivendi received €13.366 billion in cash of which €200 million will be contributed to the financing of the acquisition of Virgin Mobile by Numericable Group. The amount of €13.166 billion will be subject to […]

6 new channels for Virgin TV Anywhere

Quad-play operator Virgin Media has added 4Music, CBS Action, CBS Drama, Extreme Sports, The Horror Channel and Sony SAB to Virgin TV Anywhere, which it claims is the UK’s most comprehensive TV on-the-go service. The addition of the new channels to the service brings the total number of channels available for Virgin TV customers to watch on computers, tablets and […]

UPC Hungary: 80% YouTube STB take-up

The percentage of available subscribers accessing YouTube via existing STBs in UPC Hungary has risen substantially to 80 per cent, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, UPC Central and Eastern Europe. Addressing delegates at the OTTtv World Summit in London, Jordan admitted that from previous experience, UPC expected something around 30 per cent to 40 per cent of take-up rate. “What […]

Ofcom to investigate Premier League rights

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UK comms regulator Ofcom has opened an investigation into how the English Premier League sells live UK audio-visual media rights for Premier League football matches. The investigation will be carried out under the Competition Act and follows a complaint from Virgin Media, which was submitted to Ofcom in September. As set out in section 25 of the Competition Act, Ofcom […]

Tele Columbus growth accelerates

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Tele Columbus Group, the third largest German cable network operator, continues to deliver on its strategy of profitable and accelerating growth over the first nine months of this financial year. Revenues grew by 3.8 per cent to €159.3 million in the nine months ended September 30th 2014 compared to the same period 2013. Normalised EBITDA increased by 10 per cent […]

US Q3 pay-TV subs down 150K

Finding from Leichtman Research Group suggest that the thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market –lost about 150,000 net video subscribers in Q3 2014, compared to a loss of about 25,000 video subscribers in Q3 2013, and more net losses than in any previous third quarter. The top pay-TV providers account […]

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